According to insider sources from Football Insider, Arsenal is preparing for a ruthless summer clearout. With the intention of letting go of 12 players. The Gunners are reportedly open to offers for five individuals who were part of the club during the 2022-23 season. Along with seven players who were out on loan.
Following the activation of an option in his loan agreement with Monza, Pablo Mari has secured Arsenal a fee of £4.4 million. Meanwhile, Kieran Tierney appears to be edging closer to leaving the Gunners. Having spent much of the season on the fringes under Mikel Arteta. Football Insider disclosed on Tuesday (June 6) that Newcastle remains the frontrunner in the race to sign the left-back. An official approach is to be made soon.
Reports suggest that Arsenal is willing to allow Rob Holding, Emile Smith Rowe, and Charlie Patino to leave the club due to their limited involvement in the 2022-23 campaign. Additionally, despite his successful loan spell at Stade de Reims where he scored 22 goals. Folarin Balogun will get permission to seek a new club during the summer transfer window.
Arsenal have other options
Furthermore, left-back Nuno Tavares and winger Nicolas Pepe, who were both on loan in Ligue 1. These are also listed for sale as Mikel Arteta aims to rebuild the squad for a strong challenge in the Premier League and Champions League in the 2023-24 season. Albert Sambi Lokonga and Cedric Soares, who had loan spells at Crystal Palace and Fulham respectively. Will also be part of the clearout at the Emirates Stadium.
According to a report from Football Insider last month (May 23), newly-promoted Burnley is in discussions with Arsenal regarding a potential loan-to-buy agreement for Albert Sambi Lokonga. Meanwhile, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, whose contract expires after a season-long loan at Southampton, will not have his deal renewed.
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